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religion science

Not So Fast

Wonderful article from Aeon here. Comments?

‘If the fruits for life of the state of conversion are good, we ought to idealise and venerate it, even though it be a piece of natural psychology; if not, we ought to make short work with it, no matter what supernatural being may have infused it.’

From The Varieties of Religious Experience (1902) by William James

There is a long tradition of scientists and other intellectuals in the West being casually dismissive of people’s spiritual experiences. In 1766, the German philosopher Immanuel Kant declared that people who claim to see spirits, such as his contemporary, the Swedish scientist Emanuel Swedenborg, are mad. Kant, a believer in the immortality of the soul, did not draw on empirical or medical knowledge to make his case, and was not beyond employing a fart joke to get his derision across: ‘If a hypochondriac wind romps in the intestines it depends on the direction it takes; if it descends it becomes a f–––, if it ascends it becomes an apparition or sacred inspiration.’ Another ‘enlightened’ enemy of other-worldly visions was the chemist and devout Christian, Joseph Priestley. His own critique of spirit seership in 1791 did not advance scientific arguments either, but presented biblical ‘proof’ that the only legitimate afterlife was the bodily resurrection of the dead on Judgment Day.

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conscious

Relationships

Relationships are the most important thing there is to humans.

Prove me wrong.


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civilization religion

Can’t Help Myself

What is it about people’s faith when something bad or tragic happens? You always here about these kind of things “testing” someone’s faith. “Why did this happen to me/us?” “How could God allow this?”

What kind of God do they think they have?

You believe in God and an existence defined by someone else heavily dependent on ideas; not experience. Does this God promise that nothing bad will happen to you? How much of a child are you?

I thought it was about Heaven anyway. Why you concerned about this life?

It seems that your God messes with your mind.

My God is inescapable. There is no place you can be where it is not. There is no thing you can see that is not an expression of God. The resolution of evil rests with you. You are the evil. You defined evil in relation to life and love.

Evil is against life. Civilization is against life. We live evil.

It is hard on the self to live evil. You perceived separation from life into a realm inside your head grows to deal with the cognitive dissonance of your life. You define the condition as one that is normal for the human species. You create systems of thought that support the normality of “that’s just the way we are” to help deceive yourself.

You find how easy it is to tell yourself lies.

Easier still to believe them; and to build on them.

Soon, you have no thoughts other than those provided from outside yourself.

You and the machine are one.

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civilization government

Is it Capitalism?

Photo by Jordan Opel on Unsplash

You see a good amount of information on the problems and viability of capitalism. That is the best that we can do, it appears, as far as finding a root cause problem of the existence we are creating. If you subscribe to the ideas that people need food, shelter, and clothing then there is a desire to figure out why some have so, so much and others barely are able to feed and clothe themselves.

A ‘rational’ conclusion would then be the economics or the methodology of the “social science concerned with the production, distribution and consumption of goods and services” of our created existence.

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civilization conscious

Glimpses

Photo by Jeremy Bishop on Unsplash

You have only one “You” to give. “You” are not your life. Your heart reveals life is “You”. The many and the one.

We can’t accept it. For mind has grown and sees no way out of the box we have called ‘life’. Light still shines dimly from the heart cause we were taught to keep it quiet. We’re afraid to open it cause of the riot, but that’s just more of the training that’s been going on. Babylon, Persia, Maya, Aztec, China, Rome, England, USA, it goes on and on.

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civilization

Progress or Atrocity

https://intercontinentalcry.org/the-baka-peoples-dont-want-to-be-sacrificed-for-conservation/

The quotes below come from the article found in the above link. The example here is just one of the most recent of numerous incidents over the years. Other examples are easy enough to find.

“Civilized” people like to think of themselves as ‘refined’ and ‘above the fray’ right? Or at the very least, developed and polite and ‘not an animal’. So what does it say about a ‘civilized’ people who destroy a group of people’s way of life in order to establish a WWF park?

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conscious

Satan Are Us

Satan, Wetiko, Windigo, Wendigo, Wintiko, and others.

You call it. They are all the same.

The names are different but the pathology is the same. Just different cultures.

Satan requires an elaborate system of shared perceptions that simultaneously feeds the ego while establishing a hierarchy of authorities and events worthy of your obsequiousness.

It’s just that you think Satan is something/someone who is outside of your being. Something/someone over there. Something/someone to avoid. Something/someone to not ‘listen’ to. Something/someone to fear – if you are not ‘saved’.

Indigenous people have different names and just see it for what it is. Human done wrong.

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pith

It is

dog being a dog
cat being a cat
tree being a tree
bacteria being bacteria
everything knows how to be what they are
they can't imagine anything else
human being a what
human being a virus
human being a plague
human being 'above' animals
human being 'superior' to animals
human being 'smartest'
human being a legend in own mind
human being lost in own creation
human being a fool for there is no chain keeping them tied to the cave wall
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pith

Something Moved

something moved,
time/space was created.
I am that before something moved and
i am that that moves.

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conscious

No Repeat

I feel that we are at the end of a cycle. Civilization is not a method for us to exist. It destroys life.
It has no respect for life.

It was necessary for us to develop the rational mind. Get a really big ego.
Then watch it fade.
Now we’re here. We should have convinced ourselves by now of our power to influence our bodies, our environment, and others.

Why would one want to use that to harm life? Why would one want to use that power to keep others unaware and others supplying them riches at best and sources for their deprivation at worst?

We’re here. What do you do?

You do what you’re lead to do when it fades.
You find ways to reduce your participation in civilization.

There ain’t no gods to save you anymore. You’re here. You’re god.
How do people view your god?

Everything our species has done has been to pursue a conscious awareness of our existence by trying to duplicate ‘better’ the systems we discovered.
Control
Safety
Security

All because we decided we weren’t animals anymore. Our fear of death increased as we dissociated from the natural world and caused us to create our own sphere of existence in our heads.

We walled out those things that might harm us.
Animals are wild and uncivilized.
Where they live is wild and uncivilized.
We might be eaten in the wild.

We can do it better for us.